O God, my Father who cares about my distresses more than I can fathom, let Your mercy invade my life. Break up the hardness of the soil of my heart caused by unmet expectations. Plant seeds of faith, hope and love that will blossom in Your perfect timing. Create in me a genuine faith that truly delights in You. Instill in me a hope that increases my trust in You. Fire up in my soul a love that will outshine any darkness looming over me in life. Take me into the depth of Your heart one step at a time as You nourish my soul while ministering to my aging body. Bind the enemy from taking the thorn in my life and inflicting unnecessary pain that hinders the work of Your Spirit. For I gladly accept the thorn in order to bring glory to my God. Father, knock me over to experience You in ways I never have before as I pursue a life of fullness in Christ. I invite Your refining because I know that You are with me in the fire. Under the word of 1 Timothy 6:11 and the authority of Christ, I set these prayers at Your feet, O God.
But as for you, O man of God, flee these things.
godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
1 Timothy 6:11, ESV